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Microsoft CEO Candidate List: Who Will Succeed Steve Ballmer.

Who will be Microsoft’s (MSFT) next CEO, succeeding Steve Ballmer? The shortlist of candidates likely includes executives from Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), IBM (IBM), Oracle (ORCL) and more. Microsoft’s board has formed a CEO search committee, which will work with Heidrick & Struggles (a top executive recruitment firm) to find Ballmer’s replacement. Who are some of the potential candidate names? Hmmm…